Castleford Tigers 42-10 London Broncos

Sunday 30th June 2019
KO: 15:30 - Round: 20

42-10 FT

HT: 16 4

Attendance: 6,860

Official: M Griffiths

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Tuoyo Egodo (2), Mike McMeeken (2), Jordan Rankin, Jacob Trueman, James Clare, Chris Clarkson,

  • Goals
    Jordan Rankin (5),

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Kieran Dixon, Rhys Williams,

  • Goals
    Kieran Dixon,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Former London players Tuoyo Egodo and Mike McMeeken both scored twice as Castleford Tigers recorded a thumping eight-try victory to end the Broncos’ three-match winning streak.

Winger Egodo opened the scoring in the 12th minute and completed his brace in the second half while second-rower McMeeken touched down twice in the first period.

The Broncos trailed just 16-4 at the break after winger Kieran Dixon got on the scoresheet but after the interval they capitulated, conceding five second-half scores as Castleford ran amok.

Jordan Rankin, Jake Trueman, James Clare, Chris Clarkson also scored for the Tigers as they claimed a win which lifted them into the Betfred Super League play-off places.

Wales winger Rhys Williams claimed a late consolation try for the Broncos but the heavy defeat saw them return to the foot of the Super League table.

Castleford boss Daryl Powell said: “That was a huge win and I thought we played well for the whole game to be honest.

“There were a couple of times in the first half when we didn’t quite execute, but we put them under a lot of pressure.

“London are a good side who have been in form and have been beating some good teams along the way.

“But I thought we suffocated them defensively and were sharper with the ball.

“Ultimately there is a confidence there that we have been working towards. In lots of areas we were excellent today.

“The table is tight and I haven’t looked at it too much, but for us this was a key win.”

London head coach Danny Ward said: “We were hanging in the game up until half-time and it could have been a lot of worse, which is taking nothing away from Castleford.

“They were fantastic – they played with energy and high tempo and really took it to us.

“We were pretty poor in the first half and a few individuals weren’t doing their job.

“That hurt us and we just crumbled a bit in that second half. But I’m not going to be too critical of the boys and hopefully it’s just a dip in form against a very good Castleford side.”

  • 76: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 74: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Rhys Williams
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 58: TRY! scored for Castleford by Chris Clarkson
  • 54: TRY! scored for Castleford by James Clare
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 50: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 47: TRY! scored for Castleford by Tuoyo Egodo
  • 41: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 40: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mike McMeeken
  • 38: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 29: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mike McMeeken
  • 12: TRY! scored for Castleford by Tuoyo Egodo
  • Key Performers

    Jordan Rankin

    Metres: 156

    Kieran Dixon

    Metres: 151

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 8
    Broncos 2

    Goals:

    Tigers 5
    Broncos 1

    METRES:

    Tigers 1379
    Broncos 921

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 181
    Broncos 155

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 265
    Broncos 318

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 9
    Broncos 8

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 5
    Broncos 10

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 12
    Broncos 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jordan Rankin 1 2 5 0 0 11 1 16 156 9.75 1 0 2 0 5 3 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 24 7 3 2 0 11 139 12.64 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Clare 1 0 5 2 2 3 0 13 110 8.46 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 14 2 2 2 0 13 107 8.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 2 2 17 3 0 5 0 12 104 8.67 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Trueman 1 1 14 3 2 5 3 11 89 8.09 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Tuoyo Egodo 2 0 3 1 1 4 0 10 84 8.40 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 12 4 7 4 0 9 83 9.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 17 3 2 0 0 16 83 5.19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 13 0 0 1 0 12 70 5.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Cheyse Blair 0 0 7 0 1 3 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 30 6 4 0 0 10 69 6.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 28 4 2 0 0 9 60 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 26 6 2 3 0 10 56 5.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Paul McShane 0 3 21 8 1 2 0 6 39 6.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Cory Aston 0 0 22 1 4 0 7 8 38 4.75 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 1 0 7 0 1 1 0 3 23 7.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kieran Dixon 1 0 5 0 3 3 0 13 151 11.62 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 18 2 2 0 0 12 98 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Walker 0 0 10 1 5 3 1 15 83 5.53 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Rhys Williams 1 0 6 0 3 7 0 17 82 4.82 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 21 5 3 6 0 11 69 6.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Eddie Battye 0 0 30 3 0 3 0 15 68 4.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Morgan Smith 0 0 15 0 4 2 4 11 51 4.64 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Yates 0 0 35 4 1 1 0 9 49 5.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Elliott Kear 0 0 16 4 7 2 0 9 47 5.22 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Cunningham 0 1 29 2 3 2 0 10 45 4.50 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Gee 0 0 38 7 1 1 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Greg Richards 0 0 17 1 3 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jay Pitts 0 0 23 4 1 3 0 8 25 3.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Rob Butler 0 0 24 5 2 0 0 4 25 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 6 1 4 1 1 5 21 4.20 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Fozard 0 0 18 5 3 0 0 2 21 10.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Will Lovell 0 0 7 1 1 0 1 2 11 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties